Weeping for your well-being

A recently spent a few days away with a dear friend. She is kind of like a goat to my thoroughbred tendencies.

Basically, Mrs Webster is ace in every single way. Apart from the fact that she likes to cry a lot.

No, don’t get me wrong! I do my fair share of weeping. Maybe as a result of not coping with the kids continually fighting. They get VERY uncomfortable and confused when I burst into tears and go sit in the car, wailing. Ironically, it also immediately stops the fighting. Then they all start doing things like unpacking the dishwasher and putting away the washing. By the time I make my entrance, I get humbled apologies. But it wasn’t a fake performance. The continual fighting can really bring a gal down.

I sometimes cry when I stub my toe. The toe that has a bit on an ingrown nail situation going on. Fuck, that hurts.

Depending where I am in my cycle, I carry a little packet of tissues with me.

Mrs Webster cried a few times on our mini-break. She cried when a rowing team she had an association with put up a brave battle as she live streamed the event. And she cried a lot when she watched this performance from Australia’s Got Talent.

I must admit when I watched it and saw all of those magnificent women, I too reached for the tissues.

Ultimately, there are some benefits of crying. That is because it can have some sort of soothing effect. This is because crying activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which helps people relax. Blurting out great big emotional tears release our wonderful friends oxytocin and endorphins, which you can also get my exercising. So in my logic, if you have a massive cry on day, you can skip the gym that day! YAY!

Crying can be exhausting so it help you sleep better!

And my research also indicated that it is actually GOOD for your eyes as it helps flush out bacteria and stops your eyeballs from drying out.

In an ideal world, there would be no situation that would present itself to you to cause you to cry. Like that time I was in the BIG bosses office and he told me who my new manager was going to be and without any indication, I became completely hysterical and every time I sort of started getting under control, HERE SHE GOES AGAIN!

I really did not like my soon-to-be new manager. That night I slept like the dead.

When is the last time you had a good cry?